2020 Alliance Webinar Series

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

Higher Education and American Economic Mobility Amid COVID-19

June 3, 2020 1:00 MTN

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Ryan Craig
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Peter Quigley

For most people, gaining an education and thus improving one’s chances in the job market is the key to economic mobility. This particularly pertinent at a time where up to 30 million Americans will be out of work and a significant number are likely to require new pathways back to good jobs, and when hundreds of colleges and university will find themselves under significant fiscal and enrollment strain. Historically, progress depended on significant increases high school completion and in more recent generations, in college completion. In today’s increasingly knowledge-based economy, broad-based increases in college completion are necessary. Learn about new strategies and models that have the potential to address the crises of college completion, affordability, and employability and close America’s skills gap.

Introduction: Anna Galas, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Speaker: Ryan Craig, University Ventures, Peter Quigley, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Campus Zero: A Conversation with President Morrison of Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Amy Morrison
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Carli Schiffner

This webinar will follow up on a recent article, Campus Zero, in The Chronicle that featured Lake Washington Institute of Technology as the first campus at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn from President Morrison’s experience on being “the first,” transitioning to technology-based teaching, supporting students and faculty with COVID-19, managing an evolving environment while planning for face-to-face instruction on campus, and what lies ahead as the institution looks beyond summer and fall.

Introduction: Anna Galas, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Speakers: Amy Morrison, Lake Washington Institute of Technology; Carli Schiffner, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges